Bay Area coronavirus updates: Gavin Newsom extends shelter-in-place order to entire state

LATEST, March 19, 6:40 p.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday night that the shelter-in-place order already in effect in the Bay Area and Los Angeles County will now be extended to the entire state and its 40 million residents.

The order takes effect at midnight and allows for essential businesses such as grocery stores and pharmacies to remain open. Restaurants can also remain open for delivery and pickup only.

The governor’s not kidding around. He wrote Trump today he expects 60% of Californians to get infected, and he’s trying to keep that number down.

California has a website for the latest COVID-19 information:…

I’m still monitoring for the official announcement in writing. So far all I have are news reports.

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